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Review: 'Switch' is predictable, but enjoyable

August 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
In romantic comedy "The Switch," Jennifer Aniston wants the perfect sperm donor, and she finds him in Patrick Wilson.

The best friend, played by Jason Bateman, gets so drunk at the insemination party he drops the donation and then secretly replaces it with his own.

Seven years later, he meets the boy who sure is a lot like him.

Newcomer Thomas Robinson makes his movie debut here. Trust me this kid is one to watch, he's just a natural.

Aniston doesn't veer much off familiar acting territory for this film, but what she does, she does well, and I bet women feeling that biological clock ticking will connect with her character.

The real discovery here is Bateman.

He's impressed me in a number of supporting roles, but, it turns out, this guy is a really good leading man.

"The Switch" is a little edgy, but not much. It's also a pretty simple story, you won't need a high school diploma to understand it or to figure out what's coming next.

The best way for me to describe this movie is with the word "enjoyable." I smiled, I laughed, and I liked the cast. When it all ended, I was not surprised a bit by what plays out, but I was satisfied.

"The Switch" also features Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis in supporting roles.

If you just need a break from a tough week at work, this is a film that doesn't require any heavy thinking --unless the alarm on your biological clock is about to go off.


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